Tyler Knox, University of Pennsylvania
Washingtonville High School, Washingtonville, NY
Tyler is the founder and CEO of the online browser-based game featured on Kaylune.com, a virtual pet site. He has led an international team of contractors and directed the game’s creative direction and finances for the past four years. In 2015, Tyler participated in the LEAD Summer Business Institute, a program for minority students held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. While participating in this program, Tyler competed in case-study competitions held by Johnson & Johnson and Google. He visited corporate headquarters of leading firms in Washington D.C., New York, and Philadelphia, and played a vital role in ensuring his team’s success in the business plan competition. Tyler serves as vice president of his school’s Youth-in-Government program. He has drafted legislation to increase education and food security. Tyler is also the founder of Hispanic Scholarships. He will major in economics and biology.